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'''Shaw University''', founded as the '''Raleigh Institute''', is a private liberal arts institution and Historically black colleges and universities|historically black university (HBCU) in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Founded in 1865, it is the oldest HBCU in the Southern United States. Shaw University has been called the mother of African-American colleges in North Carolina, as the founding presidents of North Carolina Central University, Elizabeth City State University, and Fayetteville State University were all Shaw alumni. The founder of Livingstone College studied at Shaw, before transferring to Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)|Lincoln University. What became North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University was located on Shaw’s campus during its first year. Shaw University is affiliated with the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and a member of the...
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